Honey-Chipotle Glazed Ribs

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 15 mins

A chipotle sauce gives these oven-roasted ribs a smoky flavor. Once they're tender, finish them on the grill with a honey glaze.


  • ¼ cup minced canned chipotle chiles in adobo

  • ½ cup honey

  • ¼ cup mustard powder

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

  • 2 racks pork spare ribs (2 ½ pounds each)

  • Vegetable oil, for grates

  • Lemon wedges, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a small bowl, combine chipotles, 1/4 cup honey, mustard powder, 3 tablespoons salt, and 2 teaspoons pepper.

  2. Place a large double layer of foil on a large rimmed baking sheet. Place ribs on top and rub with chipotle mixture. Wrap ribs tightly in foil and bake on sheet until meat is fork-tender, 2 to 2 1/2 hours.

  3. Heat grill to medium-high; clean and lightly oil hot grates. Remove ribs from foil, letting excess liquid drip off. Brush ribs with 1/4 cup honey and grill until lightly charred, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Cut between bones to separate ribs and serve with lemon wedges.

Cook's Notes

Cooking the ribs in foil means a quick cleanup. Be sure to wrap them tightly to hold in moisture and flavor.

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